Men — Listen Up This Father’s Day! This Father’s Day, I’m reminded of a conversation I had with a father like me — a conversation that all fathers need to face. I just got done giving a presentation to a large audience when the usual line of people formed to ask questions or give their […]Read More Men — Listen Up This Father’s Day!
Hurts So Good Two days ago I had my third back surgery (and 9th overall). While not nearly as huge an operation as my spinal fusion 11 years ago (the same exact surgery as Tiger Woods’), I still feel like i’ve been hit by a bus. This was technically a voluntary surgery, since it was […]Read More Hurts So Good!
There’s an old song: You can talk about me just as much as you please. I’ll talk about you down on my knees. Undoubtedly your son-in-law or daughter-in-law will talk about their mother-in-law and father-in-law. Rather than criticize her to other people, do your praying first. Be sure to pray for that in-law.Read More Ten Rules for Mother-in- Laws by Elisabeth Elliot
A Five-Point Plan for Growing a Grateful Child by John Rosemond 1. Do not give your child very much beyond basic necessities and basic comforts; in which case he will be grateful for what he does get. The fact is that the more a child gets, the more he expects to continue getting, and the […]Read More A Grateful Child
According to researchers, our children are more dependent and needy than any previous generation of Americans. They are developing attitudes of entitlement and expectation, rather than habits of self-reliance and independence. As they grow, too many young people want the privileges of adulthood — freedom and resources to make their own decisions — but not […]Read More Kids and Chores
“Children need guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.” -Anne Sullivan, U.S. educator of the deaf & blind (1866-1936) There is a fine line between guidance and instruction and this famous teacher helps us understand that difference with one simple word: sympathy. I know that I often get caught in the trap of instructing […]Read More Loosening the Reins